Some items of interest for the week.

1.  Rick Santorum’s New England College Gay Marriage Exchange

This exchange below was held at College Convention 2012 at New England College in Concord, NH and was open to college students from all over the state regardless of political party.

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Santorum employs Socratic questioning when making his case and tried to be engaging on the subject.  He makes a great point to that those who want to change the law need to do so by making a positive argument.  By the way, being booed doesn’t mean he lost the argument; it means the liberals in the room can’t have a rational discussion and don’t know how to behave properly.

2. My appeal to New Hampshire Primary voters.

I wrote a guest post at GraniteGrok.com, a likeminded conservative blog in New Hampshire.  I gave three reasons why the Iowa Caucus results should matter to the Granite State.  Go check it out.

3.  Herman Cain’s endorsement

It’s coming January 19th!  It’s going to be unconventional, whatever that means.  He wants to try to influence the South Carolina primary.  Will his endorsement matter?

4.  Santorum Super PAC’s Super Ad Buy in South Carolina

They just released the following ad entitled “Pride” which will air in the Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia markets.

 

They have spent $190,000 in South Carolina after spending $537,000 in Iowa.  It’s refreshing to see that they are staying positive, unlike Ron Paul which brings up my next item:

5.  The Most Negative Campaign Award

Goes to Ron Paul.  It may explain why his public sentiment has gone in the tank.

Somewhat related I received a “In Case Your Missed It” presser from the Paul campaign the day of the Iowa Caucus really took the cake.  They were touting an endorsement… ok, fine.  It was from Rick Santorum’s 19-year-old nephew, John Garver.

The fact that his nephew would publically bash his uncle I believe says more about him than it does Santorum.  Look if I ever ran for office I know there are people in my family who would never vote for me because rarely does everyone in a family agree politically.  The same goes for me with some members of my family.  That said I would never, ever come out with a negative statement against them.

Family comes before politics.  Shame on the Paul campaign for promoting this.  I highly doubt anyone changed their vote on the basis of a 19-year-old’s opinion.  Tell you what, go get a job, have some life experience, and then tell me how to vote.

Santorum’s response was great: “I love my nephew.  I have 35 nieces and nephews, so one out of 35 is pretty good as far as I’m concerned.  He’s a Ron Paul supporter, God bless him.  I mean, it’s a phase.  I understand we all go through those things.   God bless Johnny, it’s wonderful.”

3 comments
  1. lol, It must be nice to just call the truth negative. All of Ron Paul’s ads are 100% true, look up Santorums voting record, look-up his past statements. It’s not negative to point out what people are voting for. You people just get mad because you have zero ammunition against Dr. Paul, what are you going to say, “He votes Constitutionally, or he’s never flip-flopped in 30 years. Get out of here with that negative ad rhetoric you just make yourselves look bad.

    1. True? So says the Soros-funded watchdog group CREW? Yeah right.

      “Get out of here with that negative ad rhetoric”

      You first, this is my blog. You can exercise your liberty and not read.
      Regarding ammunition, I have plenty of ammunition… on Iran, 9/11, his associations, his newsletters, his misunderstanding on the 14th amendment, his funding, etc.

      Those who live by the sword will die by it.

  2. By the way, being booed doesn’t mean he lost the argument; it means the liberals in the room can’t have a rational discussion and don’t know how to behave properly….The Most Negative Campaign Award Goes to Ron Paul.

    Exactly.  Which brings us to the question–why are people so rude and negative when discussing certain topics?  There are many reasons, of course, but the one most applicable to this discussion is the fact that they’re trying to win the only way they think they can.  

    A quote from Eric Hoffer applies here:

    Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.

    If these folks thought they could win by taking the high road, most likely they would. But because they lack self-confidence  and confidence in their own beliefs, they probably don’t believe they can win that way.  So, it’s best to feel sorry for people who resort to negativity and rudeness–they know they’re in way over their heads.  🙂  

    I’m impressed with Santorum’s maturity in dealing with his sulky nephew.  

    As for Cain’s unconventional “endorsement,” given what he seems to thinks about most of the time, don’t be surprised if it turns out to be some buxom, shapely…really bad mamma jamma.  😉

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